Peorian Convicted of East Peoria Homicide

A Tazewell County jury Friday afternoon found a Peoria man guilty of all charges in an East Peoria homicide last year. 22 year old James Johnson was convicted of murder, home invasion, attempted murder, attempted robbery and aggravated battery, according to jail officials. He will be sentenced in July. Johnson was convicted of the killing last year of Justin Siebenthal of East Peoria and the wounding of another man. Johnson and Carlton Neely, also of Peoria, were each charged with the crime. The pair was eventually discovered in New Mexico and brought back to Pekin for the trial. Neely is awaiting sentencing.

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